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TRF Gala Raises More Than $500,000

August 08, 2006

Thanks in large part to the $58,000 celebrity chef Bobby Flay spent on options to breed to two of the sport's top stallions, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) raised in excess of $500,000 Monday night at its annual gala at the Saratog... Read More


NAJYRC Individual Gold Medals Awarded

August 07, 2006

Individual Gold Medals in dressage, eventing and show jumping were awarded to highlight a successful conclusion of the 2006 CN North American Young... Read More


National Agricultural Genomics Conference at Purdue University

August 07, 2006

A national conference on agricultural genomics will take place at Purdue... Read More


Equibase Launches Virtual Stable Race Day Notices

August 03, 2006

Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information, today announced the launch of Virtual StableTM race day notifications that feature convenient links to wager... Read More


Heat Wave Halts Racing at Saratoga, Other Tracks

August 02, 2006

Extreme heat in the East is taking its toll on racing, as six tracks cancelled racing for either Tuesday or Wednesday. Among the most prominent cancellations was Saratoga, which called off live racing for Wednesday.

In a morning meeting... Read More


The Horse Named Top Magazine

August 01, 2006

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care was honored on June 24 as the best overall publication in the General Excellence category at the 2006 American Horse Publications Annual Awards. Sixty publications were entered. The... Read More


2006 ACVIM Forum

August 01, 2006

The 24th annual American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum hosted  nearly 3,000 veterinary specialists, general practitioners, technicians, and students in Louisville, Ky., May 31-June 3.

ACVIM is the national... Read More


Horse Rescued from Creek

August 01, 2006

It took nearly 40 people to extract a 1,600-pound Hanoverian gelding from a creek near Orlando, Fla., on June 6. The 17.1-hand dressage horse and jumper had been trapped in the marshy, 25-foot-wide creek with slippery banks for at least three... Read More


Center for Equine Business Studies to Launch Industry Newsletter

July 21, 2006

The business of the horse industry will have a new source of information when The Center for Equine Business Studies (CEBS) at Read More


Trainer Elmer Carter Passes Away at Age 80

July 18, 2006

Elmer Carter, a World War II veteran who trained Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses in Read More


Dean Hoffman Named 2006 Pinnacle Award Winner

June 08, 2006

Dean Hoffman has been named the 2006 Pinnacle Award Winner, a prestigious award that recognizes and provides appreciation for exemplary efforts put forth by authors, members of the press and public... Read More


Detecting Animal Diseases that Could Affect Humans

May 24, 2006

An upcoming Ohio conference is aimed at helping public health officials earlier detect and recognize emerging diseases in animal populations that could affect humans. The June 16 meeting, "Public Health Surveillance Using a One-Medicine... Read More


Keeping Barns Clean

May 18, 2006

Keeping a barn clean is paramount to your horse's health, and your own, especially when you consider that a 1,000-pound horse produces roughly 50 pounds of manure and anywhere from six to 10 gallons of urine a day. Between the manure and the... Read More


UC Davis Considers Establishing School of Public Health

May 10, 2006

Hoping to boost California's capacity to meet the health needs of the state's fast-growing and increasingly diverse population, the University of California, Davis, is exploring whether to establish a school of public health.

The new... Read More


Texas Ag Commissioner Endorses Equine Business Center

April 20, 2006

Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs has offered a ringing endorsement of the proposed Center for Equine Business Studies (CEBS) at Texas A&M University.

In a recent letter to College of Agriculture and Life... Read More


Morris Targets $2.5 Million for Equine Research

December 04, 2005

Morris Animal Foundation announced today (Dec. 4) an equine initiative that will fund a maximum of $500,000 for the next five years on one specific area of equine research. The specific area of research--such as colic, laminitis, or gene... Read More


British Horse Society Educates First-Time Horse Owners

July 20, 2005

It has become apparent to the British Horse Society (BHS) that not all first-time owners have the knowledge, experience, or funding to meet the essential requirements of owning a horse. That ignorance often leads to cases of neglect, so the BHS... Read More


Guidelines for Horse Operations Established

July 01, 2004

Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the Rutgers Equine Science Center recently published "Agricultural Management Practices for Commercial Equine Operations." Considered to be the first comprehensive set of U.S. guidelines for horse operations, th... Read More


Rutgers Auction Raises $15K for Research

June 01, 2004

Over two dozen bidders came out April 25 for a chance to own one of 12 Belgian-cross fillies and five Belgian and Belgian-cross mares available this year at the 5th Annual North American Ranching Information Council (NAERIC) auction of incentive... Read More


European Buyers Face New Tax on U.S. Imports

March 09, 2004

European horse buyers may be subject to an excise tax of at least 5% on horses they purchase and bring home from the United States as a result of trade sanctions imposed against the U.S. on March 1 by the European Union (EU).

Horses are... Read More


Living on the Edge

March 01, 2004

Keeping equids in a "backyard horse" situation, subdivision, or small acreage presents a different set of challenges than keeping horses on a large farm or ranch. In urban/suburban settings, some of the important considerations include zoning,... Read More


North Carolina Practitioner Chosen as First "My Vet Matters" Honoree

February 13, 2004

Ellen Tinsley Hoots, DVM, MS, of Hoof Beats Veterinary Practice in Willow Spring, N.C., has been selected as the January honoree of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) My Vet Matters Contest. Hoots was nominated for the awar... Read More


Purina Mills and NARHA Announce an Expanded Partnership

December 30, 2003

Purina Mills, LLC, and the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) have formed a new partnership benefiting all... Read More


Fire at Kentucky Training Facility Leaves 22 Horses Dead

December 12, 2003

A barn fire at a training center in Henderson, Ky. early Friday morning left 22 horses, mostly Thoroughbreds, dead, according to an Associated Press story in The Gleaner. Fire officials estimated a $500,000 loss, but that number was... Read More


IDEXX Laboratories Purchases Equine Biodiagnostics, Inc.

October 31, 2003

The IDEXX Reference Laboratory group of IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX), earlier this month announced the purchase of Equine Biodiagnostics, Inc. (EBI). Based in Lexington, Kentucky, EBI specializes in diagnostic testing for the... Read More